The officers of the 2nd Congressional District Democrative Party, along with the County Party Chairs, make up the Executive Board of the 2nd Congressional District. The officers are elected at the convention in odd-numbered years, and the terms run from June of that year until the June two years later. (Formally, from the close of the State Convention through the close of the State Convention two years later). Here are the current officers for the 2nd Congressional District through June 2019.


Chair - Christine Welcher

Administrative Committee Rep. - Michael Johnson

First Vice Chair - Ann DeGarmo

Second Vice Chair - Britt Cudaback

Treasurer - Zach Madden

Secretary - Debbie Fairbanks

Dane County Chair - Mike Basford

I have spent over 40 years helping Wisconsin Democrats win elections. For my day job, I am the Associate Executive Director at Housing Initiatives – an agency which provides permanent housing for homeless persons with severe mental illnesses. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and listening to music.  I live with my two cats, Tammy Baldwin and Shirley Chisholm.